THE GREEN’S WINTER 2018 TOUR IS SET TO KICK OFF IN JANUARY

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The new album has 14 songs and full of collaborations, including multiple songs co-written and produced with Brian Fennell (Ryan Tedder, One Republic, The Fray, Third Eye Blind), as well as guest appearances by Grammy-nominees J Boog and Eric Rachmany (Rebelution), Jamaican dancehall superstar Busy Signal, and island music veterans Fiji and The Mana’o Company. Also, the new album features the band’s first female vocalist as the main harmony, Riya Davis, you can hear her harmonies on the tracks “Foolish Love” and “You’ve Been Crying."

The Green’s Marching Orders has impressively debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart and reached another charting milestone as the album hit #15 on Billboard’s Independent Release and # 62 on Billboard’s Top 200 Sales Chart. Marching Orders (released on October 20, 2017 via longtime label partner Easy Star Records) is the band’s fourth studio album and their third album to claim the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Chart and their highest charting album on the Top 200.

Before The Green, no Hawaii-based reggae band had crossed over to the mainland and become one of the biggest bands in the genre. No Hawaii-based reggae band had been able to deliver radio-friendly pop hits, inspiring anthems, and drum-and-bass heavy reggae grooves inspired by foundational bands like Aswad and Steel Pulse. The Green has accomplished all of this and much more in their groundbreaking career, and now have gone even further with Marching Orders.

Mostly recorded on the island of Oahu, Marching Orders was produced by The Green along with longtime friends and collaborators Christian Mochizuki (Justin Bieber, Kayne West, Jay-Z) and Leslie Ludiazo (J Boog, Hot Rain). A full house of talented singers and songwriters – the band’s founding core of Caleb Keolanui (vocals), Zion Thompson (guitar, vocals), JP Kennedy (guitar, vocals), Ikaika Antone (keys, vocals), and Brad Watanabe (bass, vocals), along with drummer Jordan Espinoza – created a collaborative mentality and allowed for new material to flow abundantly. The songwriting sessions produced a ton of strong new material that, as usual, is hard to pin down to one style or feel, except to classify it as “Green music.”

“This album truly is diverse,” says Thompson. “There's roots, dancehall, pop, rock and, of course, love songs.”

The new album has 14 songs and full of collaborations, including multiple songs co-written and producedwith Brian Fennell (Ryan Tedder, One Republic, The Fray, Third Eye Blind), as well as guest appearances by Grammy-nominees J Boog and Eric Rachmany (Rebelution), Jamaican dancehall superstar Busy Signal, and island music veterans Fiji and The Mana’o Company. Also, the new album features the band’s first female vocalist as the main harmony, Riya Davis, you can hear her harmonies on the tracks “Foolish Love” and “You’ve Been Crying.”

The Green will support the release with a nationwide tour in January/February 2018, with support from Sammy J, Leilani Wolfgramm, and Jesse Royal (on select dates).

Upcoming Tour Dates

01/05    Portland, OR
01/06    Seattle, WA
01/07    Eugene, OR
01/09    Boise ID
01/10    Salt Lake City, UT
01/12    Ft. Collins, CO
01/13    Englewood, CO
01/14    Omaha, NE
01/17    Lawrence, KS
01/19    Chicago, IL
01/20    Columbus, OH
01/21    Detroit, MI
01/24    Asbury Park, NJ
01/25    Cambridge, MA
01/26    New York, NY
01/27    Baltimore, MD
01/28    Norfolk, VA
01/30    Atlanta, GA
02/01    Orlando, FL
02/02    Fort Lauderdale, FL
02/03    St. Petersburg, FL
02/06    Dallas, TX
02/07    Austin, TX
02/09    Phoenix, AZ

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